"I don't like the burqa, but sometimes I have no choice when I'm moving around Kabul – it's a great disguise," she says. Parween, who is in her mid 20s, is not using her real name. The only personal information she reveals to the Guardian is that she spent much of her life growing up in a refugee camp in Pakistan, attended Kabul University, and is a member of one of the country's most intriguing and secretive organisations: the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, or Rawa – regarded as a dangerously subversive outfit by the authorities. Official disapproval means the group has many of the attributes of an underground movement. Parween only knows a handful of other members because, like a terrorist network, it operates through a cell structure. The idea is to protect the wider membership of around 2,000 women by not allowing a single activist to reveal names to the NDS, the country's intelligence service (which Parween refers to as Khad – its name during the Soviet occupation of the 1980s when the service was controlled by the KGB).
OBAMA CHEATING SCANDAL from the National Enquirer - the much maligned media outlet that broke the John Edwards cheating scandal - has picked up the story of an alleged affair between President Barack Obama and campaign operative Vera Baker - which was reported on earlier, but not followed by the mainstream media Obama cheerleaders who were quick to make allegations against Senator John McCain during the campaign.
PRESIDENT OBAMA has been caught in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington,DC Hotel with a former campaign aide, sources say. And now, a hush-hush security video that shows everything could topple both Obama's presidency and marriage to Michelle! A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKERin 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions.
Arizona deputy wounded in desert shootout found from AP reports that illegal aliens loaded up with marijuana in the desert shot a deputy, nicking his kidney. Will AG Eric Holder or President Obama nab the deputy for interfering with the illegal alien drug traffickers civil rights?
The deputy was found with a superficial wound - a chunk of skin torn from just above his left kidney - after being shot with an AK-47 on Friday afternoon, Pinal County sheriff's Lt. Tamatha Villar said. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Casa Grande, about 40 miles south of Phoenix. Villar said the deputy was doing smuggling interdiction work and found bales of marijuana in the desert. He then encountered five suspected illegal immigrants, two armed with rifles, and was shot. "He was out on his routine daily patrol in the area when he encountered a load of marijuana out in the desert. He obviously confronted the individuals and took fire," Villar told The Associated Press. "I was speaking with him just a bit ago, and he's doing fantastic." The deputy was alone about five miles from a rest stop along Interstate 8, about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. The area is a well-known smuggling corridor for drugs and illegal immigrants headed from Mexico to Phoenix and the U.S. interior. "Over the past 12 months we've seen an increase in the amount of drugs, and an increase in violence that has been going on in this particular corridor," Villar told KPNX. "We've had increasing concerns in this area about being outmanned and outgunned, and unfortunately this evening, this is coming true," he said.
Ehredt came up with his idea several years ago and puts down a flag at certain mile points to honor fallen heroes. He has an app so people can track where he is and also gives information about the flag he places along the way for fallen heroes. Ingraham said she'd be monitoring his progress along the way. She also noted he completed the Rocky Mountain Slam which is several 100 mile races in a row which is grueling. He has several sponsors for his shoes. Project American Runs is a tax deductible non-profit.
Gans said it is necessary to look at the whole picture with both children and adults when it comes to weight. For example, a body builder could have a big BMI - but he could be in better shape than someone who weighs less. Both Ingraham and Gans commented on how it wasn't good that the Obamas publicly called out their daughter's weight problem when she is in fact not obese but somewhat overweight. Gans said she doesn't think toys should be associated with food - but if a child goes occasionally goes to McDonald's and gets a Happy Meal, that is all right.
York said that Arizona has clarified their immigration law which is consistent with the US and Arizona constitutions - which will help in a court challenge. Ingraham noted they probably didn't have to do it, but smart they did. York said the lawmakers who wrote the law knew this would face legal challenges.
Ingraham mentioned the parade of Republicans opposed to the law who cratered the party now think they'll build it up with Hispanic votes. York said that Americans are asked to show identification every day - so this nonsense about showing papers gives illegal aliens rights that Americans don't have. York said that the attacks by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder's attacks on American citizens surprised the Arizona lawmakers, but isnt' surprising. York noted that producing a driver's license is what every American does and if a Hispanic does this, he or she should be clear.
York said people don't like those who change parties for political reasons as Arlen Specter did, it doesn't work out well and this doesn't bode well for Charlie Crist.
Starting Saturday, China Xinhua News Network Corp. (CNC) will begin trial broadcasts of its English TV service around the clock, including news segments, feature stories, weather updates and special bulletins, the official Xinhua News agency said. The channel is officially set to launch on July 1. The agency did not immediately say what countries would receive the channel. "CNC will offer an alternative source of information for a global audience and aims to promote peace and development by interpreting the world in a global perspective," Xinhua quoted its President Li Congjun as telling a launching ceremony in Beijing.
US gives Abbas private assurances over Israeli settlements from the UK Guardian would seem to indicate that Carter style diplomacy is taken hold at the White House as David Hale, a senior diplomat acting for envoy George Mitchell, said that President Obama wants indirect talks on the Middle East imbroglio.
The US has given private assurances to encourage the Palestinians to join indirect Middle East peace talks, including an offer to consider allowing UN security council condemnation of any significant new Israeli settlement activity, the Guardian has learned. The assurances were given verbally in a meeting a week ago between a senior US diplomat and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas. Since then – and after months of US diplomacy – it appears Israeli and Palestinian leaders are close to starting indirect "proximity" talks, which would be the first resumption of the Middle East peace process sinceIsrael's war in Gaza began in late 2008.
The social-networking generation will rely on mobile technology, remote working and 'pop up' offices to get their jobs done, according to a new study backed by public sector think tanks and the Institute of Directors. The focus of corporate IT departments will shift from supporting dozens of workers in a single office space to facilitating home-based and remote working, and ensuring that staff in temporary, shared offices can get the job done.
Burns said that candidates are being rejected because they are insiders. Ingraham said he also had ideological issues as well which have been key. Ingraham said he and others have been seen as weak against the Democrats on issues such as bailouts and other liberal programs.
Mattera said Obama is sanctimonious about wealth when he has cleaned up in a variety of ways - and young people are suckers for his message. Ingraham said there needs to be a massive re-education of young people who don't understand the free market and American exceptionalism. Mattera said he wrote "Obama Zombies" to point out the effects on these young people and also offers a game plan to overcome this zombie effect.
Vitter said the capitulation of the GOP on financial reform issue was very disappointing but says he will keep going to the floor and making his points on the negative aspects of the Dodd bill - such as not addressing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He said credit will be less available and more expensive. He said the big banks will be able to handle this with all their resources and the small banks will suffer - and this is why Goldman Sachs and the other big banks support the bill.
Ingraham and Vitter noted that it is highly unusual for a president to openly go after a state who is responding to their state being invaded and the federal government neglecting their duty to protect the state and enforce the borders. Vitter said that illegal aliens are leaving the state - enforcement through attrition.
Vitter said that there will be other states coming on board with a similar effort.
Officials said at the time that he was killed in a US missile attack along with at least 10 suspected militants. Pakistani intelligence officials now say that Mr Mehsud was only wounded in the attack - although his authority within the Taliban has diminished.
Ford is the vice chairman of Conservation International and has done an advertisement for the environmentalist group Team Earth. In commenting on his seven planes, Ford told CNSNews.com: “I only fly one of them at a time--and general aviation, although it does, use of carbon fuels does contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.”